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Division of Building Codes Enforcement

**NOTICE**  The Department will soon be adopting the 2018 Kentucky Building Code and 2018 Kentucky Residential Code.  The codes will be based on the 2015 International Building Code and 2015 International Residential Code, both with some Kentucky specific amendments.  The amendments have been filed with the Legislative Research Commission and will be on their agenda in early June.

The proposed Kentucky amendments are as follow:

2018 Kentucky Building Code
2018 Kentucky Residential Code​

Follow the links below to the Proposed​ Amended Regulations:


The Elevator Inspection Section approves plans and specifications and issues permits for the installation of all new, altered or relocated elevators, freight elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, material lifts, stairway chairlifts, wheelchair lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyors, and other related devices to be installed in public or residential applications. 

The Elevator Inspection Section also inspects all new and existing elevators, freight elevators, escalators, moving walks and other lifts on a yearly basis and issues certificates of operation. This section also performs investigations of accidents or incidents involving elevators, escalators, moving walks and all related equipment.
New Laws In Place Affecting Elevator Industry
Effective July 1, 2011, new laws went into effect that further regulate freight elevators; establish licensing and continuing education requirements for elevator contractors and mechanics; and establish the Kentucky Elevator Advisory Committee.  Select the following link to view the current elevator laws:
Licensure of Elevator Contractors and Mechanics                 
Regulations necessary to implement the expanded elevator program have been filed with the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) and went into effect on Friday, July 8, 2011. 
New License Required for Elevator Contractors and Mechanics
Pursuant to KRS 198B.4009, elevator contractors and mechanics working within the state must be licensed as of July 1, 2011. The grandfather licensing period ended on June 30, 2012.  As of July 1, 2012 any person seeking a contractor or mechanics license shall complete the licensure requirements as established in KRS 198B.400 to 198B.540, which includes testing.
If you have questions regarding licensing email Layhoma Roberts or call 502-573-0373.
If you have questions regarding inspections or permit submittals email Shawnna McMichael or call 502-573-1694.